Action on Plastics and Waste in Bollington

Are you interested in how we can reduce single-use plastic in Bollington? How we can also reduce other waste streams?

Transition Bollington have a Plastics and Waste steering group and would love for you to join us.

We have already had a bunch of previous projects and have more planned for the future, including:

  • Bollington Mug Library
  • Terracycle Collection Points
  • Repair Cafe
  • Reusable bag point
  • Becoming a Surfers Against Sewage plastic-free town
  • Litter Picks
  • Business Survey

With more and more ideas come more projects. With more cool projects we need more people involved. We would love for you to come along to see how you can help. Any new ideas about how to combat plastics and waste in Bolly are also very welcome.

Dates for your diary

7pm Monday 9 March at The Dog and Partridge
AGM – Transition Bollington

March 10am-12noon Saturday 28 March – meet at the Town Hall
Bollington Community Plastic Spring Clean
organised by Transition Bollington, Bollington Civic Society and Walkers are Welcome, with the support of the Town Council
POSTPONED UNTIL AUTUMN on account of the Coronavirus

Website: Transition Bollington ~ grassroots sustainability

Launch of the Bollington Dementia Action Alliance

Wednesday 13 November at St Oswald’s 6.00pm – 7.30 pm

YOU are invited to attend!

Open Invitation to the official launch. The launch will allow the Alliance to brief on our work to date and plans for the future. Your views and observations will help us shape our forward plans. Teas and coffees, light refreshments and sparkling wine will be available during the event.

Gill Lancaster and Roland Edwards

Please contact either Gill or Roland to confirm your attendance (click on one or other of the names to send an e-mail). This will allow us to make the necessary catering arrangements. Please reply by 10 November.


Can YOU Help?

Macclesfield Winter Nightshelter (WHAM)

WHAM (Winter Homeless Accommodation in Macclesfield), part of Hope in NE Cheshire, provides accommodation and refreshment over winter weekends for men and women who would otherwise be sleeping rough around our town. A different team of volunteers covers each of the three shifts each night (7.30pm to 10.30pm, 10.30pm to 6.30am and 6.30am to 8.00am). Each shift is under the guidance of a trained and experienced Shift Leader from one of the Churches. We provide training for all volunteers. WOULD YOU LIKE TO CONSIDER BEING A VOLUNTEER? Read more

Volunteers successfully working with the Police, the clubs, the pubs and the Council.

We help people, whoever they are and whatever their situation, by listening, caring, and offering practical help (including free flip-flops and water!) late on Saturday evenings! COULD YOU HELP? Read more

Interested in becoming a volunteer driver?

If you have your own car and would like to help out those in the community who struggle to get to appointments, please get in touch. All expenses are paid. Read more

Harvest Festival 2019

Our Harvest Festival service took place on 20 October. This year all non-perishable food items were given to the HOPE CENTRAL food bank, while money collections were in aid of Cheshire Agricultural Chaplaincy which cares for farmers. Our collection was £422.84!
You can read more about how YOU can help support the work of the Agricultural Chaplaincy here.
Or visit their website at

Working to become Dementia Friendly

Bollington is now officially “Working to become Dementia Friendly”

A dementia-friendly community is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported.

Communities who wish to be recognised as dementia-friendly can register on Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Communities recognition process. These communities will be considered to be ‘working to become dementia friendly’ and may use the ‘Working to become Dementia Friendly’ symbol (‘the symbol’) as long as they are part of this process.

Bollington is now part of this process!
We’ll add more detail when available

We are hoping St Oswald’s may be used as a regular support meeting venue for carers and sufferers in future

Cre8 Needs You!

Volunteering Clean Up Day at the Cre8 Community Building

Dear Friends & Supporters,

We are organising a clear-up, fix-up and sort out day at the Cre8 Community Building and we are looking for helpers!
A wonderful team from Peaks & Plains Housing Trust have been working hard to repair and renovate the Building which is fantastic and we are very appreciative. We have a new electric system, heaters and (drum roll) hot water heaters! See the photos of the work below.
Following this, we’re wanting to give the Building a spring clean and a refresh and are looking for helpers to join us!

Wednesday 10th of April and Tuesday 16th of April
We’ll be working at the Building between 9am and 4pm.

The Jobs The sort of jobs we need help with on the day are:
Lifting / carrying / wheelbarrowing large logs from around the back of the building. (These are free to a good home too as we no longer need them).
Deep clean of all rooms
Laying carpets / flooring
Odd job repairs and fixes both internally and externally
Making cakes / lunch and cups of tea and coffee to keep the teams going!

If you’re able to help us out on one or both of the days, for the whole day or just part, please let us know or 01625 503740
We are grateful for your support as always

From the Cre8 Team